Well, I imagine most Canadians now know - we're having an election. Whhhoooopeeee!! Like we actually have anyone worthwhile to choose from.. but I digress and that is another post.
What I find interesting is that the date for this 'selection' is October 14.
Hmmm... wasn't that the date which Harper was warned about?
The Canadian Jewish Congress sent a letter to Harper last week asking him to avoid setting an election on Oct. 14, 15, 21 or 22. Those dates are all key parts of the Jewish religious festival, Sukkot. Observant Jews would not be able to work for candidates on election day if the vote were set for Oct. 14.
"We did make the case pretty strongly . . . that these dates should be avoided," said Bernie Farber, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Well, now I'm going to do something that I thought I would never do: Thanks Steven, for not bowing to the pressure of the Lobby. I am sure however, there will be blowback for this. Perhaps some nice attacks in the press?
Time will tell.